Waterfall (move)

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Move data

Type Water
Category Physical Physical
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold/Silver
Crystal
HM07
Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
HM07
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
HM07
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
HM05
X/Y HM05

Effects

Waterfall deals damage and has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch (if the target has not yet moved).

Pokémon with the ability Inner Focus or those behind a Substitute cannot be made to flinch.

Changes

In Generations 1-3, Waterfall has no secondary effect.

Outside of battle

Allows a surfing Pokémon to ascend a waterfall. In Diamond, Pearl & Platinum, Waterfall is required to descend waterfalls, but in other games it is not.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An aquatic charge attack.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Charges the foe with speed to climb waterfalls.
FireRed/LeafGreen A powerful charge attack. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
The user charges the foe at an awesome speed. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.
HeartGold/SoulSilver The user charges at the foe rapidly, and may make it flinch. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user charges at the target and may make it flinch. It can also be used to climb a waterfall.
X/Y The user charges at the target and may make it flinch. This can also be used to climb a waterfall.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Waterfall at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Goldeen
#118 / Water
Level 37
Seaking
#119 / Water
Level 40

Learnt by HM

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Staryu
#120 / Water
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Totodile
#158 / Water
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Politoed
#186 / Water
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Octillery
#224 / Water
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Suicune
#245 / Water
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Barboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Corphish
#341 / Water
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Clamperl
#366 / Water
Huntail
#367 / Water
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Piplup
#393 / Water
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Buizel
#418 / Water
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Finneon
#456 / Water
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Phione
#489 / Water
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Dewott
#502 / Water
Samurott
#503 / Water
Panpour
#515 / Water
Simipour
#516 / Water
Basculin
#550 / Water
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Froakie
#656 / Water
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Clauncher
#692 / Water
Clawitzer
#693 / Water